Thursday, August 14, 2014

"Writer? I am a thief and an artist."

Frosted TARDIS
Outside Raleighwood, 2014

Maggie Stiefvater gave the keynote address at the recent SCBWI meeting.  Luckily, for those of us not in attendance, she posted an excerpt of that talk to her blog yesterday.

That excerpt starts as follows:

I used to think that my ideal job was to write. To make up stories. To lie for a living. Now that I’m in it, though, now that I’m comfortable in my novelist skin, it doesn’t feel that way at all. I observe for a living. I steal for a living. I stylize for a living. I find things in the real world, I take them for my own, and then I hammer them into a story-shaped thing. Writer? I am a thief and an artist.

Interested in reading the rest?  I thought you'd be.

-- Tom